Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Jefferson County Records Inventory
Deeds and Indexes
Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quitclaim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.
Since 1983 deeds have been filed with the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Record Room:
[Deed Records], vol. A-M, 1-49, 1864-1972 (4 inches of microfiche);
Deeds [Record], vol. 38-70, 1964-1983 (18.50 feet of aperture cards);
Index to Deeds A to L, vol. 1-2, 1874-1946 (2 volumes);
Index to Deeds M to Z, vol. 1-2, 1874-1946 (2 volumes);
Index to Deeds, vol. 3-6, 1946-1985 (4 volumes).
Records at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Basement Archives:
Deed Record, vol. 1-49, 1915-1972 (49 volumes);
Deeds [includes transcribed Crook County deeds for the Jefferson County area-also includes land patents], vol. A-H, 1864-1914 (8 volumes); vol. K-M, 1910-1914 (3 volumes);
Deeds, vol. 53-70, 1975-1983 (12 feet of aperture cards).
Records at the Jefferson County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
Deeds [Record], vol. A-M, 1-49, 1864-1972 (5 inches of microfilm jackets); vol. 38-70, 1964-1983 (18.50 feet of aperture cards);
[Deeds-Record], vol. A-M, 1-37, 1864-1964 (13 reels of microfilm).